Mental Health and Wellbeing

Why is Mental Health so important to us? 

 

We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and happy.  We also believe that this is the same for our school family members, families and school staff.  Without good mental health children are unable to access their full learning potential. 


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

John Lennon

A life skill for all!

The whole school community values the importance of a good level of mental health.  Walking around our school you will see teachers using peaceful music and mindful moments to bring composure and calm between lessons. Classes in Lower School enjoy sessions of yoga with teachers and skilled teaching assistants. 

We find that children who may have struggled with a life change, or managing their feelings, use the methods shared with them during Social Thinking sessions and become more independent with self help.  

Our aim is for children to be equipped with a toolkit of strategies to tackle all that life may challenge them with as they grow up. This includes resilience, coping strategies, self awareness and knowing when they need to ask for help in life.

Off The Record 

Our school Mental Health Lead and school staff work closely with the Off The Record (OTR) | North Somerset Online Directory   We have found this service to be invaluable; supporting our children as early as possible through intervention groups and information sharing.

Mental Health First Aid

We have fully trained ‘Mental Health First Aid’  staff who can work alongside teachers to spot mental health issues early.  Support is quickly put into place with the partnership of school and families.

Talking Mental Health

Our Graduated Response to Social, Emotional and Mental Health Provision